The NHL preseason serves as a series of tune-up contests for each team and allows fans to get back into the swing of rooting for their favorite club.
In Las Vegas, the preseason is a return to a tradition born in 2017 of celebrating the most exciting hockey atmosphere in the league. Just as the fans show up and treat those exhibition contests the same as they do a playoff game, the organization gives fans a special experience just as they would for any other game.
This preseason, the Golden Knights are bringing that energy to the airwaves of KTNV Channel 13 so that all locals can get back to cheering for the team as early as possible. All seven of Vegas' games in September will be broadcasted live in Las Vegas by KTNV and will feature additional coverage on the network.
"We're just extremely excited to be able to offer all seven of our preseason games to our local residents through our local ABC-affiliate in KTNV," said Golden Knights chief marketing officer Brian Killingsworth. "From the first game of the preseason through the end, we're excited that all of our games will be televised in this manner."
Last preseason, Golden Knights fans returned to The Fortress in droves to ring in the new NHL season. The passion among Vegas fans extends beyond the games that strictly count in the standings: it goes much further.
"Our fans have been tremendous from the birth of this franchise now into year three," said Killingsworth. "We want to give them every opportunity to see not only every regular season game but also the preseason."
Fans who tune in this September will catch glimpses of some rising stars in the Golden Knights organization. As rookies battle for roster spots, they bring their best each and every night as they soak in the NHL stage. Avid fans don't want to miss a minute of what the team's prospects do on the ice and Killingsworth said the ability to tune in to Channel 13 allows them to stay up to date on the organizational pipeline.
Dedication has never been an issue for Vegas Golden Knights fans and Killingsworth said the organization is excited to have fans rocking T-Mobile Arena and cheering from home as they watch their team prepare for year three on Channel 13.
"We cherish the fact that our fans look at the preseason games with avid interest on the same level as our regular season games," Killingsworth said.